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This is a table of muscles of the human anatomy.

There are approximately 640 skeletal muscles within the typical human, and almost every muscle constitutes one part of a pair of identical bilateral muscles, found on both sides, resulting in approximately 320 pairs of muscles, as presented in this article. Nevertheless, the exact number is difficult to define because different sources group muscles differently, e.g. regarding what is defined as different parts of a single muscle or as several muscles. Examples range from 640 to 850[1].

The action refers to the action of each muscle from the standard anatomical position. In other positions, other actions may be performed.


Muscles of the human body: Overview
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ANATOMY vastus meaning huge

Muscles of the torsoEdit

Main article: Table of muscles of the human body: Torso

Muscles of the upper limbsEdit

Main article: Table of muscles of the human body: Upper limb

Muscles of the lower limbsEdit

Main article: Table of muscles of the human body: Lower limb

Innervation overviewEdit

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NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • [1] Tutorial & Quizzes on Skeletal Muscular Anatomy
Muscular system - edit
Muscular tissue | Muscle contraction | Muscles of the human body
Muscular types
Cardiac muscle | Skeletal muscle | Smooth muscle

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